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no personnel decisions will be announced until after the election. >>> stephen colbert has a meeting with lawmakers this morning. he is testifying before a house committee on immigration and let's get more now from fox 5's sherry ly. she is live on capitol hill. it will be an interesting one, sherry. >> reporter: it sure will. you know, a lot of people will be watching. stephen colbert may be a comedian but this hearing and his appearance on capitol hill is no joke. while you may not think he is the ideal person as an expert witness on illegal immigration, anyone who has watched his show knows that he recently joined up with the united farm workers to take the job of a migrant work ore a farm. colbert's nightly report featured the ufw's tax our jobs campaign which invites u.s. residents to replace illegal immigrants working on farms. the comedy central host spent a day working in the field being picking beans and sorting corn in a packing house. he will appear with the ufk to testify about his experience before a house judiciary committee. the hearing called protecting america's harv
makes light of the the bill political headlines of the day but the cause behind stephen cole we are's trip to capitol hill is no laughing matter. we are live with more on the controversy surrounding his visit coming up. fox 5 morning news starts right now. >> good morning. it is friday, september 24, 2010. can you tell it is a foggy washington, d.c. this morning as we continue to heat up today. good morning. thank you for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir. >> i'm steve chenevey. tony perkins is here as we get ready for a hot one today p. >> our two weather stories, the fog that we have that is dense in places. and then the heat continues today. i think today will be warmer than yesterday. we could set a record for today believe are to not. let's take a look at the current temperatures around the region where we are primarily in the 70s. some spots, the upper 60s. but it is 7 # in d.c. 70 in baltimore. 7 # at patuxent naval air station. 67degrees out at dulles airport at this hour. here is a look at the sat-rad. -- 72 in d.c. 7 # at 73 at participatio
. >>> stephen colbert appears on capitol hill this morning, testifying about immigration before a house committee. we get more from fox 5's sherri ly on capitol hill. he's there for a serious reason today. >> reporter: he is, but when people say stephen colbert is testifying, it's like insert joke here, but this is a serious issue. he is testifying on capitol hill today. it has drawn a lot of fire from critics who say this is just a joke, but a spokesperson for that house subcommittee holding the hearing said this is a serious issue and this is not a tv stunt. according -- anyone who watches colbert's comedy central show, knows he spent time doing the job of a my grant worker, it's part of the united farms worker take our jobs campaign inviting u.s. citizens to replace illegal immigrants working on a farm for a day. colbert picked beans in a field and sorted corn in a packing house in upstate new york. today he'll appear as an expert witness to testify before a house judiciary subcommittee to talk about his experience. the hearing called protecting america's harvest will focus on food
the prosecutor. he said he would let york handle case but he has not ruled it out. >>> some calling stephen colbert 's presentation last week on capitol hill. we're going to take a closer look at this when we are joined by farm johnson in a few minutes. >>> a manassas fire marshall said a cigarette caused a fire that destroyed three homes and damaged five others. and he said gusty winds and the homes were so close together were other factors. the fire on thursday was one of the biggest residential fires ever in manassas. >>> slot machines are coming to maryland and a few days earlier than expected. the casino is opening in less than one hour. the first slot casino in perryville just got approval from the lottery commission to open early. a dry run on saturday went smoothly so it's opening at 8:00 a.m. this morning. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, before the congregation at his megachurch in georgia, allegations of sexual misconduct surface. >>> and they have been trapped underground for more than 50 days now but the equipment that will rescue 33 miners in chile is now in place. >>
helping of sarcasm. some lawmakers reactioning to the testimony by stephen colbert last week. steny hoyer of maryland called it inappropriate and an embarrassment and that he thought the visit was more of an embarrassment to colbert than the house. we have all the testimony. if you would like to watch it, it is on myfoxdc.com. >>> possible running back controversy brew with the redskins perhaps. dave ross is here to break it down. >>> and then the new leg of the wilson bridge project is complete this morning. coleing up, we'll talk live with the project manager about what you can expect when you hit the roads. this is ahead of schedule by the way. >>> kennedy this morning all ready for the rain. he is fining it tough to get out of bed. seem like fall came upon us overnight. oh, kennedy. oh, he went away. we'll have an update forecast. just getting the cameras ready for that forecast. >> sorry. >> he is doing what a left us wish we were doing, snoozing. spectator slowdown -- what a lot of us wish we were -- he is doing what a lot of us wish we were doing, snoozing. building wind farms and
leader steny hoyer of maryland is calling comedian stephen colbert's capitol hill visit an inappropriate visit and an embargesment. colbert testified before the house judiciary committee on immigration last week. he was invited by a representic representative of california. he said he thought it was more of an embarrassment to colbert than to the house. >>> 50 years ago, former presidents richard nixon and john f. kennedy faced off in the first televise the presidential debate. both would go on to occupy the oval office but the power of information put jfk there first. fox's eric shawn takes a look back. >> reporter: it simply changed the way we elect presidents. 70million americans watch as john f. kennedy and richard m. nixon sparred in the first live televised debate. >> the question before is which point of view and which party do we want to lead the united states. >> i know what it means to be poor. >> the seventh game of the world series becomes those debates, particularly the first one. >> reporter: david petrusha is the author of the new book which examines the race and the debat
than a month away from jon stewart and stephen colbert's rallies on the national mall, but this morning we are getting crowd numbers. the estimates and numbers for you when we come back. >>> and we're teaming up with mix 107.3 to raise money for children's national medical center. the radio station are holding a ladyothon all day. and you can donate by calling or go to mix107.3.com. we'll check back in with the folks in a little bit. csttd em >>> welcome back. it looks like two rallies in the district will be bigger than first expected, at least by a little bit. jon stewart plans to hold his rally along with stephen colbert's match to keep fear alive both on october 30th. they amend the the numbers from 25,000 to more like 60,000 people. and we're still a month away so the numbers could still go up. >> sometimes the numbers might be even more than the 60,000. we'll see. >>> in the meantime, say if they were having that today they would have some hot weather. >> would need a lot of bottled water out there on the mall. >> take a look at yesterday's temperatures. 94 degrees. it felt warm.
at any moment but also describes her as a nice and down to earth person. >>> in just two days, stephen strasburg will undergo something called tommy john surgery to rebuild his el owe. the recuperation period is expected to be 12 to 18 months. he finished the son with a 5-3 record sowm the scene was peaceful along north carolina's outer banks yet but things could get a bit different tomorrow. hurricane earl still on track to impact the east coast. tourists have been ordered to evacuate okracoke island. >> i know you are watching what is going on, tuck. >> this time of year, the peak of hurricane son here the first couple of weeks of september. it has gotten busy. watching earl and fee own a might have another one down the road. looks like earl will come awfully close to the coastline. maybe 100 or 200 miles offshore. it will bring us some breezy conditions and clouds. the but you can see some brain -- some rain and tropical storm conditions during the day on friday in some spots. we are currently in the 70s. 76degrees at reagan national. 74 in quantico. 70 in leonardtown and 74 in anna
a little get of good news. stephen strasburg had successful injury. >> could the injury have been presuperintendented. dave ross and wisdom martin now go off the wall. >> welcome once again to off the wall. dave ross, wisdom martin. what do we have in store? >> we are talking about baseball. let's talk about what happened with the nationals. niger morgan and that whole incident with the pitcher who was flowing fast balls at his teammates. so niger got mad. so he responded by going after the pitcher. i ask you, dave ross, is this a dirty move or is it just hard core baseball play something. >> he is playing hard but it might be slightly dirty, my friend. >> oh, dave. >> there are unwritten rules in baseball as you know. one of them is you don't take out the catcher and break his shoulder like he did the game before. you have to know that you are going to get hit the next day. that is just part of the unwritten rules. the problem i have, let's write them down so they're not unwritten anymore. >> how about making a rule saying if you throw a 100-mile an hour fast ball at somebody, yo
for the virginia dmv. >>> and also ahead, we know that's stephen strasburg needs surgery for an arm injury and that that procedure means he's miss the next 12-18 months. and now we know when the ace will go under the knife and get back on the road to recovery. >>> in the meantime, tucker barnes has been watching earl very closely. he joins us with the very latest. i was going to say good morning, earl. >> let's get right to it. let's get to the hurricane watch to extend the virginia coastline. last night it
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